High-def color enhancement and improved lighting of Creedence Clearwater Revival full video Woodstock performance. Born on the Bayou, I Put a Spell On You (5:09), and Keep on Chooglin' (9:28) were live by Creedence Clearwater Revival at Woodstock Festival Day 2 starting at 12.30 AM, Sunday, August 17, 1969. San Francisco Bay Area-based CCR band members are John Fogerty - vocals, guitar, harmonica, Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar, vocals, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - drums and Stu Cook - bass.
The official Creedence video outtakes were not included on the Woodstock motion picture. Only audio recordings exist for their remaining Woodstock setlist and were omitted from the film's soundtrack.
The Creedence filmed song selections were taken from their first three albums. Born On The Bayou is from 1969 second album Bayou Country. "I Put a Spell on You" was written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and is the opener on their self-titled debut album. Creedence Clearwater's last Woodstock number "Keep on Chooglin'" includes a 9-minute harmonica solo.
Creedence blasted open their set with “Born On The Bayou” from their second album Bayou Country. This was followed by the title track from their just-released album Green River, which had also been a sizeable U.S. hit (climbing to #2 in the Billboard chart). Dipping back into their first self-titled album released the year before, next up was a cover of Wilson Pickett’s “Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do).”
“Bootleg” (from Bayou Country) and “Commotion” (from Green River) followed before the band whipped out two major hit singles in a row. “Bad Moon Rising” had been a #2 hit in the spring before being included on the Green River album, and “Proud Mary” was not only a #2 hit earlier in the year (taken from Bayou Country), but would go on to become arguably the band’s most enduring classic song (helped greatly by a frenzied cover by Ike and Tina Turner). A cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” (which had been released on the group’s debut album) brought the proceedings back down to earth a bit, and the band delivered a harmony-rich cover of Nappy Brown’s “The Night Time Is The Right Time” (released on Green River) before ending the main set with a knock-’em-dead version of the final track from Bayou Country, “Keep On Chooglin’.” Called back for an inevitable encore, the band delivered an equally extended and stunning version of their first hit single, a cover of Dale Hawkins’ “Suzie Q” that they had recorded for their 1968 debut album.
Unfortunately, John Fogerty was not happy with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Woodstock performance, insisting that the other members were sluggish and that the audience was not responding (he blamed this on Grateful Dead, who he accused of putting the audience to sleep!). Other band members remembered their set differently, claiming that their performance was classic Creedence. They played all their hits and turned in a solid performance that those who witnessed it remember to this day. Unfortunately, John Fogerty’s disappointment led to his refusal to allow any of Creedence’s set in the Woodstock movie or the soundtrack, leading many to think the band did not perform at the festival.